Core: noun, the most important part of a thing, the essence; from the Latin cor, meaning heart.

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 Volume 1.10 This View’s Poetry April 15, 2002 


    Description of Spring
Wherein each thing renews, save only the Lover
   
         
   

The soote season, that bud and bloom forth brings,
With green hath clad the hill and eke the vale:
The nightingale with feathers new she sings;
The turtle to her make hath told her tale.
Summer is come, for every spray now springs:
The hart hath hung his old head on the pale;
The buck in brake his winter coat he flings;
The fishes flete with new repairèd scale.
The adder all her slough away she slings;
The swift swallow pursueth the flies smale;
The busy bee her honey now she mings;
Winter is worn that was the flowers’ bale.

And thus I see among these pleasant things
Each care decays, and yet my sorrow springs.

   
         
    Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1516-1547)    
    Oxford Book of English Verse (1939) # 47    

    Song of a Second April    
         
   

April this year, not otherwise
   Than April of a year ago,
Is full of whispers, full of sighs,
   Of dazzling mud and dingy snow;
   Hepaticas that pleased you so
Are here again, and butterflies.

There rings a hammering all day,
   And shingles lie about the doors;
In orchards near and far away
   The grey wood-pecker taps and bores;
   The men are merry at their chores,
And children earnest at their play.

The larger streams run still and deep,
   Noisy and swift the small brooks run;
Among the mullein stalks the sheep
   Go up the hillside in the sun,
   Pensively, — only you are gone,
You that alone I cared to keep.

   
         
    Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950)    
    Collected Poems p. 80    

    Triad    
         
    From the Silence of Time, Time’s Silence borrow.
In the heart of To-day is the word of To-morrow.
The Builders of Joy are the Children of Sorrow.
   
         
    William Sharp (1856-1902)    
    Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse p. 400    


 Volume 1.10 This View’s Poetry April 15, 2002 




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Cor ad cor loquitur J. H. Newman — “Heart speaks to heart”